Shika Farouk Hookah
The Shika Farouk hookah will be the heaviest hookah from their collection, coming in at 13.75 lbs, standing at 34", and it features a solid brass exterior with a high level of hand carvings. The Farouk will arrive with a bell shaped glass base and it will display bold gold accents. This hookah will also contain a washable hookah hose, tongs, and a oblivion hookah bowl.
About the Farouk
The Shika Farouk is a handmade hookah, featuring a brass exterior and a copper downstem. The brass exterior features a great deal of handcrafted etchings - the hub is a bell shape, with plenty of curves and symmetrical lines. The stem features a beautiful crescent moon and star symbol which you can read all about below.
Your Farouk's wide copper downstem means you'll be able to pull in a large amount of smoke with ease. The bell end cap shape of the downstem's gauge will make it difficult to place a diffuser there, but the gauge is rather wide which means there will be minimal restriction and a nice, classic rumble noise.
The copper composition of the downstem is a great aspect because it means you don't have to worry about it corroding or rusting over time; it also means your hookah will have a long life as long as you take good care of it. Copper also doesn't hold onto strong flavor profiles very well, so with one quick rinse your Farouk will be ready for your next smoke session. Additionally, copper is naturally antimicrobial, meaning it kills 99.9% of bacteria it comes into contact with within two hours of exposure - this includes bacteria such as MRSA and E. coli.
The coal tray on the Farouk is made from solid brass and is handcrafted using a single hammer and nail. The intricate geometric shapes found on the tray are an artwork that spawned due to an ancient Islamic law forbidding the depiction of humans or animals in art. While this law was not regularly followed in the secular world, it did contribute to the development of this beautiful style of art.
The Crescent Moon & Star - a History
The moon and star symbols adorned on the stem of the Shika Farouk hookah are often associated with Islam, but the history of the Crescent Moon and Star is far older than its popularity with the Islamic faith. It dates back to ancient Palestine, to a group known as the Moabites (14th/13th century - 6th century BC) who used the symbol as a seal. The crescent moon and star (or stars) were commonly found as seals, on coins, etc., throughout the region for centuries.
The crescent moon and star symbol was found in Palestine, Byzantium (Constantinople/Istanbul), Persia (Iran), parts of ancient Greece and early Rome, and even as far east as India as a part of the Mughal Empire.
Finally, after thousands of years, the crescent symbol - without the star - was first found on Muslim flags during the Crusades. Depictions of the symbol appear in depictions of the flags from the 14th century.
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658) had the crescent moon and star symbol inlaid on his personal shield, and his son Aurangzeb is known to have used it in Mughal flags and sheilds. However the Mughals used the symbol featuring an upward facing crescent moon - quite like the one found on the Shika Hilal Hookah
The crescent moon and star symbol we are familiar with today first appeared on flags of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries. The symbol now adorns the flags of numerous countries, organizations, territories, and several hookahs!
Accessories for your Farouk
There's so much to love about this Shika Farouk hookah, but there's even more to love when we send you awesome free stuff! Along with your Farouk you will be receiving a washable large size Egyptian Shika Typhoon hose that comes with a removable mouth piece. One quick rinse and your hose will be rid of any ghosting flavors from strong shisha!
You better have some shisha ready to pack when your Farouk arrives, because we're also including Shika's prized Oblivion Phunnel Hookah Bowl
! This bowl features a large phunnel design
with a raised single air channel and sloped edges designed to retain excess shisha juice
. Never again will you have to clean up shisha juices that have leaked onto your hookah.
Free With This Hookah:
- Washable Shika Typhoon hookah hose
- Oblivion Phunnel Hookah Bowl
- Coal tray
- One 50g box of premium shisha tobacco
- One box of natural hookah charcoals
- Electroplated Shika Tongs
Note: You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this product.